Archive for March, 2012
Enterprises in Tianjin Hi-tech Zone to declare the construction of 100 bamboo technology base of SMEs and SME projects were included in the public service platform, the 2008 central budget investment of the investment plans, and by the “National Development and Reform Commission issued in 2008 on the central budget investment and investment plans to the notice “issued, as a state supported projects.
The year 2007 many will remember what happened to the toy industry. Reports came out that China was using lead paints in toys. There were many recalls on toys and people started shopping and purchasing USA wooden and handcrafted toys. These USA toymakers are purchasing USA products, providing USA labor and many of these toymakers are small family operations. I know from the fact of being one, that the profit margin isn’t a get rich scheme as it takes many hours to create handmade toys.
Now we step into 2008. There are more problems with China products. In August 2008 a law was passed by congress, HR 4040 dealing with child safety standards for ALL toys and any other items manufactured for use by children under 12 years of age. This bill requires testing of all toy products by an independent government certified lab. Testing also includes a test for plastics in our wood toys!